I will be the first to admit when my mother-in-law gave me this recipe I couldn’t imagine how I could get my kids to eat it! The main ingredients…dates, prunes, and raisins, non of which my kids are to fond of (or so I thought). While baking these the kids sampled the dried fruits and loved them (well with the exception of the raisins, kids are crazy!) To be honest I am not a huge fan of these fruits either, I was more than skeptical! But they turned out so good, they only lasted a day in my house!
This is an old recipe from my almost 100 year old grandmother-in-law, she used to make when her nephew, who is diabetic, came to visit!
To make these even better, next time I am going to try and add pieces of dark chocolate!
- 1/2 cup chopped dates
- 1/2 cup chopped prunes
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup of water
- 1 stick margarine
- 1 egg
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Nuts and Dark Chocolate if desired (I tried it both with and with out and both ways are delicious!)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Boil chopped dates,prunes, and raisins in 1 cup of water.
- While hot put in stick of butter, so the butter will melt.
- Let the mixture cool.
- Add and stir in egg, flour, baking soda, vanilla, and nuts and chocolate if using.
- Scoop onto cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
After testing lots of different recipes to give away for holiday gifts this one is the winner! (Sorry if you receive one and I spoiled the surprise!)
You may also like: